14, des Armes et des Mots

Title14, des Armes et des Mots
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsPeter, Jan, and Gunnar Dedio
Running Time416 min
Date Released2014
DistributorLes Films d'Ici
CountryGermany, France
Publication Languagede, fr, en, ru

This serial and epic documentary uses re-enactments and animations to tell the story of World War I through the eyes of ordinary people. It explores the lives of housewives, journalists, workers, and volunteers across Europe and North America based on their diaries and correspondence. 


David Acton

Emilie Aubertot

Celia Bannerman

Mikaël Fitoussi

Megan Gay

Christina Große

Lazare Herson-Macarel

Jonas Friedrich Leonhardi

Jacopo Menicagli

Elisa Monse

David Oberkogler

Antoine de Prekel

Naomi Sheldon

Natalia Witmer


Produced by Gunnar Dedio, Serge Lalou, Laurent Duret, and Paul Cadieux

Directed by Jan Peter

Written by Jan Peter, Yury Winterberg, Andrew Bampfield, Maarten van der Duin, Florian Huber, and Stefan Falk

Cinematography by Jürgen Rehberg

Edited by Susanne Schiebler, Martin Schröder, and Jasmin Hoffhaus



Alternate Title14 Tagebücher des Ersten Weltkriegs / 14 Diaries of the Great War
Translated Title14, Weapons and Words
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Ep. 1: The Gulf

Ep. 2: The Offensive

Ep. 3: Anguish

Ep. 4: Nostalgia

Ep. 5: The Disaster

Ep. 6: The Homeland

Ep. 7: Insurrection

Ep. 8: The Ruins

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